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Chill Vibes: Cryosurgery in Exotic Pet Medicine


The tooth will set you free Ted (or Tedward to his friends) was adopted by his loving family from a home that was not feeding him an appropriate diet. Due to this he had severe periodontal disease (inflammation and damage of the tooth socket and ligaments) as well as stomatitis (irritation of the gingival and […]



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The Heat is On


Summer in the South can be brutal, and with so many families moving here from around the country, they and their pets may be in for a big surprise. As we all know it’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity! Some pets enjoy extreme temperatures, but most of our exotic pets are not native […]



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Exotic Vet Care’s Online Pharmacy: What’s That?


When your pet needs a medication, he needs it right away. We fill all initial prescriptions in-house so you have what you need to start your pet’s treatment immediately and get on the road to recovery. With refills or supplements, you are able to plan ahead and order before you need them, so many clients […]



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Taking the Squeeze Out of Fees


Veterinary care is one of the inevitable expenses that comes along with pet ownership, but not one many consider when bringing a new pet into their family. When you are faced with a sudden illness or injury in your pet, it is a relief not to have to stress over how you will cover the […]



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Shining a Light on Laser Therapy


LASER THERAPY IN EXOTIC PETS: We offer the latest technology in health care for your exotic companion. This FDA cleared, deep-penetrating light allows pain relief through endorphin release and stimulates the injured cells to heal at a much faster rate through a process called photomodulation. It promotes increased blood flow and decreases inflammation at the […]



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The Horror of Hormones


Hormones are important for growth and development, but as our pets mature they can result in many unwanted side effects. Rabbits may mount and spray, charge, dig, and bite. Birds may scream incessantly, become aggressive towards others, feather pick, and self-multilate. For most pets, spaying and neutering is the best method of addressing and avoiding […]



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A Teste of Our Skills: Case Study


Spaying and neutering your pet is almost always advised, especially with rabbits. Today we had a very special little guest. He was found in a parking lot, and his new family wanted an exam and spay or neuter. Dr. Duvall told the owner to sit tight until we determined gender by physical examination. She was […]



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Into The Dragon


Dental and Oral Disease in Lizards February is Pet Dental Health Month.  While dogs and cats usually take the spotlight, lizards have toothy smiles to protect too! Normal Anatomy Lizards have lips, gums, and salivary glands similar to mammals.  They also have many mucous glands in their mouth.  The combination of mucous and salivary glands […]



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PE Or Not PE? It’s Not Even a Question!


Every day, we get calls from loving pet owners wanting to have their rabbit, guinea pig, rat, or other pet spayed or neutered. We tell every one that we HIGHLY recommend every pet be given a physical exam prior to surgery. They always ask why. Surgery involves anesthesia. Anesthesia carries risk. Patients who have underlying […]



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